This is an exercise program carried out in the water that maintains your flexibility, minimises the risk of reinjury and ensures that you have an additional exercise programme that allows you to manage your condition.  In order for us to provide you with an exercise programme we will either meet you at an appropriate venue or come to a pool where you are a member.

How it Works

We take our patients who are appropriate for Hydrotherapy to a venue of their choice to go through a series of stretches and mobilisation exercises that will allow you to manage both your flexibility and symptoms.  James will provide a laminated exercises sheet for you to carry out your exercises in your own choice of pool.  This is the type of exercise programme that can be carried out indefinitely in order to maintain flexibility, minimise the risk of re-injury and ensure prevention of pain return


Is hydrotherapy appropriate for me? And How can my hydrotherapy exercises help me?

Physioelite has a very simple process for helping patients use their local pool to benefit them.  We do a single teaching session usually over 60 minutes to provide the patient with a series of exercises to do in the water to improve both their mobility and strength.  This teaching session is highly effective and provides the patient with an ongoing water-based management programme which can be done independently at their local pool.  Hydrotherapy exercises can be extremely helpful in terms of prevention.

You will be provided with a laminated exercise sheet.

What if I am afraid of water?

If you are water phobic hydrotherapy will be inappropriate for you however, we will discuss with you during the treatment process whether you are happy to go to your local pool to do the hydrotherapy education session and can adapt a session to suit your requirements.

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Slade Baker
Slade Baker
James provide honest professional opinions, developed a management plan at the very beginning and set realistic expectations of what we could achieve or not. Good availability for appointments and flexible fair fees structure. Has motivated me to make a major lifestyle change on long term fitness. Wan
Jason McLean
Jason McLean
I went to see James with what turned out to be frozen shoulder. James was great, explaining clearly what was the issue and how physio would help. In addition to the physio he showed me a number of exercises that I should do in between sessions. I would recommend James.
Been to James for rugby injuries years ago and came back recently due to back and groin issues. He sorted me insoles for my flat feet he picked up on. Done a great job at sorting my back out. Knows what he’s on about
Nigel Phelps
Nigel Phelps
I cannot speak highly enough about James and Ruth! My 7 year old had quite a difficult elbow injury to treat. James was patient and worked so well with my son; he made the sessions fun and interesting. He even bought him an Easter egg to celebrate arm straightening after months of it being bent! Ruth was always lovely to deal with, and very understanding when we had to reschedule appointments. We feel blessed to have found such an excellent physio, and have no hesistation in recommending him.
Chioma Chigbo
Chioma Chigbo
James is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I had been suffering with a neck and shoulder injury for years and no previous physiotherapists was able to give me relief. In just a few months with James, i feel so much better and i'm gaining back my quality of life.
Andy Mann
Andy Mann
Both my wife and I have been treated by James for injuries over the past few months. The treatment has been simply outstanding and I have now fully recovered from an Achilles injury that I had for two years. My wife fell from her horse and is now thanks to James able to ride again. Not only is the treatment first class but James is the consummate professional, an extremely nice and engaging individual and delivers an all round very high level of service. I can’t rate him highly enough. A true 5 star service.
Helena Coombs
Helena Coombs
I went to James to treat a tear to my MCL. James was fantastic at explaining the problem as well as the different anatomy. He used a range of techniques over the course of the treatment to aid recovery. It was really useful to have a final session showing my boyfriend how to use a massage gun. Would use James again and would highly recommend him to others!
Benj Guy
Benj Guy
Suffered a torn MCL and hamstring damage, after seeing the NHS I was told it would be months before I was seen. Had a free phone call with James and within a week we were starting my treatment, which has been excellent. This has seen me return to rugby in less time than I would have even imagined, not to mention a great guy. Would highly recommend.
Neil Hyder
Neil Hyder
After suffering a mild stroke in July 2021, I saw James for 6 sessions to see if he could improve my shoulder and arm flexibility. Success ! I can now put on a coat without discomfort and reach my back to wash when in the shower.
Vipul Sondhi
Vipul Sondhi
Went to James with back pain and glad I chose the right place. James is very proffessional and great at diagnosis of the root cause of injury. He used appropriate techniques and gave good guidance help me recover from injury. Will definitely recommend him.

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